*REMOTE*

Shaking Things Up: Writing Social Justice Commentary - Remote!

$65.00
Members
$75.00
Non-members
Friday, July 9th, from 10:30am-1:30pm (EST).
Remote (Live Zoom Meetings)
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

In a time of great polarization in America, social justice commentary is one of the most powerful tools that a writer has to make a difference. But how do you write a commentary that is nuanced, powerful, provocative and not just a rant? In this class, you'll read examples of successful commentaries, get tips on writing your own, brainstorm ideas off of the latest current events and get a piece with a social justice angle started.

Students also will get tips on pitching from the instructor, whose op-eds have been published in the Boston Globe, the Washington Post, USA Today and other publications. She's also a mentor-editor with The Op-Ed Project.

This class will be hosted using live Zoom meetings! You will be able to participate in class via Zoom videoconference from wherever you’re most comfortable. All you’ll need is a laptop or a phone! About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting via Zoom–no need to download anything or sign up for Zoom in advance! If you have questions about remote learning, please feel free to reach out to [email protected] for more information.

For a glimpse at how remote learning works, look no further than the deep Zoom discussion of writing and literature below:

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

For more more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

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Instructor

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Linda K. Wertheimer
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Previous Students Say

  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"

Elements

  • Reading Homework
  • Class Discussion
  • Lecture
  • Workshop
  • Instructor Feedback
  • Craft Lessons
  • Generate New Work

Genre

  • Literary Journalism
  • Nonfiction
  • Professional Development & Skills

Commitment Level

Low

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